Department of Art & Art History
This studio course looks at the relationship between biology and art. Rather than addressing the ways in which art has assisted the biological sciences (as in medical illustration), we’ll focus on the ways in which biology has influenced the art-making practice. Course material will address new technologies and experimental directions, historical shifts in artists’ relationships to the living world, the effects of research methods on the development of theory, and changing conceptions of biology and “life”. Students are responsible for creating art works that address these themes and others that emerge from class discussions and presentations.
Course description adapted from text provided by department.